18.07.02 Qq Monday

July 2, 2018
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“This was a spectacular escape.”

Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet speaking about a jailbreak at a Paris prison. Armed men landed a helicopter in the prison's court yard and flew away with a notorious gangster serving time for an armed robbery and the murder of a young policewoman.
"…today the people will decide between more of the same or a real change."

Newly elected Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as he voted in Sunday's elections. Lopez Abrader has run twice before for President & lost. He has promised to clean up corruption & violence, but with few concrete details.


“This was always going to be the place. It was always a two-horse race between Cleveland & Los Angeles.”

ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst on 33-year-old NBA superstar LeBron James 4-year, $154M contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. It marks the 3rd time in 8 years James will have changed teams.

“I’m pro-life and the job of a judge is to decide cases before the court, but one of the concepts that really means a lot in America is stare decisis – that means you don’t overturn precedent unless there is a good reason.A I would tell my pro-life friends: you can be pro-life and conservative, but you can also believe in stare decisis.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Meet the Press.

“Writing daily obits only reinforced what I had long suspected: It is the best beat in journalism.”

NYT obituary writer, Margalit Fox, who after 14 years writing obituaries will leave the newspaper to write novels. Her own "epitaph" in the paper is charming and worth a read.
“I’m convinced you can be old at 30 or young at 90, and it’s all up to you.”

Legendary oil tycoon, T. Boone Pickens, in an essay on age and attitude on LinkedIn as he revealed some of the health challenges he has recently confronted.

Happy 4th of July Week!

by Jenna Lee,